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Marjorie G (Gillett) Markley
September 1, 1933 ~ June 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Marjorie G. (Gillett) Markley, 89, of Avon, IL passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 8:26 p.m. at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL. She was born September 1, 1933 in Youngstown, IL, the daughter of Ross and Reta (Thurman) Gillett. She married Frank J. Markley on March 1, 1952 at the Roseville Baptist Church and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2019.
Marjorie is survived by her sister, Janet McGirl of Sanibel Island, FL; children, Roger (Laura) Markley of Alexis, IL , Joyce Roberts of Avon, Debbie (Robert) Widener of Peyton, CO, Janice Murphy of Burlington, IA, Heather (Casey McCabe) Markley of Avon, and a foster son Fred (Teen) Anderson of Avon. 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons Michael and Dennis; foster sons, Terry and Jim Anderson.
Marjorie loved gardening and growing African Violets. She really enjoyed shopping, yardsales and auctions. She retired from Maytag after working there for several years. She was a member of the Avon United Methodist Church.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial graveside service for Frank and Marjorie will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery, Roseville, IL. Please join the family at the Avon United Methodist Church for a time of food and fellowship following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the OSF Hospice Group and left in the care of the funeral home. Moore Memorial Home-Avon is handling the arrangements.